Title: Free Love
UPC: 5060091556331 (CD), 5060091556348 (LP)
Street Date: 3/24/2015
Fantasma, the latest project of South African innovator and creative pioneer Spoek Mathambo, is a five-man collective which weaves together electronica, hip-hop, traditional Zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, South African house, psych-rock and punk to form a unique, original and fresh hybrid.
The godfather of ‘Bacardi House’, producer DJ Spoko joins with former Machineri guitarist André Geld- enhuys, drummer Michael Buchanan and maskandi multi-instrumentist Bhekisenzo Cele to complete the line up.
Fused by Spoek Mathambo’s futurist vision, Fantasma pulls inspiration from all corners of South Africa: the sounds and spirits of townships and cities as well as the rural countryside. It is diverse not only in its membership but also in its forward-looking music.
“Spoek Mathambo and Dj Spoko’s band is totally amazing!” Dazed
Tracks|Basbazile|Higher|Shangri La|Eye of the Sun|My Wave|Peaking|Sophiatown|Breaker|Devils Gospel|
Hell Yeah|Fire And Smoke|Cat And Mouse|Umoya|
04.03 The 100 Club, London, UK
06.03 The Arts Club, Glasgow, Uk
09.03 the Latern (Colston Hall), Bristol, UK
12.03 Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK
20.03 Bataclan, Paris, France
21.03 BAR, Rotterdam, Netherlands
22.03 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
15.05 Jazz Sous Les Pommiers Festival, Coutances, France